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Nipple change


Re: Nipple change

Hi Ellie86

Thank you for posting 

It is understandable you are seeking more information about the changes to the skin on your nipples.

Breast changes can happen for many reasons. They may be due to hormonal changes as part of your monthly cycle (period) or due to benign conditions (not cancer). You’ll probably find your breasts change quite a bit throughout your life.

There are several things that can cause itchy and flaky skin on the nipples, and these usually relate to skin conditions like dermatitis or eczema. It is good that you have a GP appointment for the changes to be assessed next week. We cannot comment on photos sent to us.  

For more details see our booklet Know your breasts: a guide to breast awareness and screening

Do call our Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.

The number is 0808 800 6000, (Relay UK -prefix 18001).

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Re: Nipple change

Hi @Ellie86 thank you for your post. Our Nurses will be in touch with a reply as soon as possible.

We have removed the photo in your post due to our guidelines. You can see more information about this here: https://forum.breastcancernow.org/t5/How-to-get-started/New-note-re-photography-added-to-Forum-guide...

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Nipple change

The last 3-4 weeks, maybe longer my nipples have become really itchy and flaky. Last night I noticed the brown mark on the outter part of the nipple spoke to gp got appointment for next week just wondered if anyone else has any info/ experience